Planting Vegetables

How To : Identify problems with vegetable plants

Curtis Smith, Extension Horticulturist with Southwest Yard and Garden, and Rick Daniell, Bernalillo County Horticultural Agent, discuss how to identify problems with vegetable plants in your garden. Gray or white spots on a squash leaf are natural if they do not rub off. Bloss ...more

How To : Plant peas in your vegetable garden

There is nothing like fresh vegetables from the garden. Dave Epstein shows us the secrets to planting peas. We need to order pea seeds or buy them at the store. There are five steps we are going to do to get our peas to grow. First, we are going to soak our seeds overnight. S ...more

How To : Grow plants, flowers and vegetables organically

While organic gardening might sound like a complicated endeavor, you'll find it's actually considerably less trouble to work with nature than to constantly fight against it. This green gardener's guide from the British National Trust presents a primer on the subject. For more ...more

How To : Plant winter vegetable gardens

Cold weather vegetable gardens are a great way to prepare for the spring growing season. Learn how to plant winter vegetables with expert gardening tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 6 - How to Plant winter vegetable gardens. Plant winter vegetable gardens - Part 2 of 6 ...more

How To : Plant a vegetable garden

Grow some of your own food by starting a vegetable garden. You'll eat better and save money. You Will Need * A sunny garden spot * A wire mesh fence * Seeds or seedlings * Flowers * A soil test Step 1: Decide on a garden type Decide between a raised-bed garden or an in-groun ...more

How To : Plant garlic in your vegetable garden

Garlic is great for spicing up your meals (and keeping vampires away!) and fall is a great time to grow it. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to grow garlic in your garden. Get some garlic bulbs from a seed catalog, nursery or organic grower, and you'll soon have a garl ...more

How To : Plant a 30 minute vegetable garden

You can have a garden in less than 30 minutes. The key is a product called garden socks. They are two cubic feet long and they have one cubic foot of compost inside of them. One thing that makes this product useful is that they are very light and easy to carry around and they ...more

How To : Make pumpkin shaped cupcakes for Halloween

We've got a little secret to share with you: Being a master cupcake chef doesn't require you to be a baking whiz or even have a degree from a famous culinary school. When it comes to good cupcakes, decorating yours to pro standards is easier than you think. If you don't belie ...more

How To : Grow four easy vegetables in your garden

Fresh veggies are the tastiest way to eat right. They are delicious, as fresh as can be, nutritious and best of all.. free! In addition to all of that, you get the satisfaction of growing your dinner all by yourself. In this tutorial, learn how to plant four vegetables that ar ...more

How To : Plow and earn money in FarmVille (09/24/09)

FarmVille hacks, cheats, glitches. How to hack Farmville. Farmville is a Zynga game you play on Facebook. Grow delicious fruits and vegetables and raise adorable animals on your very own farm! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to plow and earn money in FarmVille (09/24/0 ...more

How To : Use farmhands and arborists in FarmVille (7/2/10)

This video tutorial shows how to use arborists and farmhands in FarmVille (07/02/10). Farmhands and arborists are two of the most powerful helper tools that you can employ on a large FarmVille farm, allowing you to take care of all of your plants of a particular type with a si ...more

How To : Use the biplane in FarmVille (06/07/10)

This video tutorial shows how to use the biplane to increase your mastery in FarmVille (06/07/10). The biplane is one of the most fun tools available to the FarmVille player, causing all of your crops to become ready for harvesting instantly. This video will teach you how to ...more

How To : Stuff the nursery barn efficiently in Farmville

This video tutorial shows how to stuff your nursery barn in FarmVille (06/07/10). If you don't want to cheat at FarmVille, or already have and are just trying to manage your massive herd of livestock, this video is here to help! It will teach you how to stuff your nursery barn ...more

How To : Do the Horse Stable glitch in FarmVille (03/09/10)

This is a recent glitch, similar to the chicken coop glitch, where you can make your horse stable completely ready. Just watch this brief video tip to see how to benefit from the Horse Stable glitch in FarmVille (03/09/10). It's a simple glitch in the game that allows you to u ...more

How To : Stack crops in FarmVille (02/16/10)

This is an easy glitch in FarmVille that's been around for a long time. Stacking crops. If you want to learn how to stack your crops in FarmVille, just watch this video tip on how to do it (02/16/10). This glitch allows you to grow many more crops than usual, using your limite ...more

How To : Copy links in FarmVille

If you're not sure how to share links to your building expansions or golden eggs in FarmVille, to others, you have to watch this. To get the link to publish it, all you have to do is watch and learn. Share your mystery eggs or barn raising links in FarmVille with everyone! Thi ...more

How To : Get mystery eggs from chicken coops in FarmVille

Has Zynga changed the way you get mystery eggs from chicken coops? There's only one way to find out—by trying out and seeing for yourself, but this video does it all for you, plus shows some tips on chicken coops and eggs. See how to get mystery eggs from chicken coops in Farm ...more

How To : Put trees on top of crops in FarmVille (12/13/09)

Everybody wants to find out the answer to "How do I put trees on my crops?", but it's a tricky one to figure out. But this video walkthrough will show you the steps necessary to finally Put trees on top of crops in FarmVille (12/13/09). Just watch and learn. It's a little tri ...more

How To : Make your farm look 3D in FarmVille

Is your farm looking a little bland in FarmVille? Using a basic optical illusion, you can make what appears to be hills! This video tutorial shows how to make your farm look 3D in FarmVille. With a little visual trickery, you can make a hill. Just the thing to show off your h ...more

How To : Save time harvesting in FarmVille (12/08/09)

Harvesting your crops taking too long? Use this quick trick to make your life easier! This video tutorial shows how to save time harvesting in FarmVille (12/08/09). Instead of waiting for your little farmer to walk all the way across your farm to harvest that last crop, why n ...more

How To : Use fertilizer in FarmVille

Like most living things, your plants in FarmVille will always enjoy a good meal. Understanding the types and effects of fertilizer will help you level up quicker! This video tutorial shows how to use fertilizer in FarmVille. From regular fertilizer to Super Grow, fertilizing ...more

How To : Improve the Soil to Grow Healthy Plants

Every experienced gardener knows that the secret to better blooms, brilliant greens, and tastier fruits and vegetables is a healthy soil. Improving the soil before you plant is the best head start to growing healthy, hardy growth in your garden. But if you’re a beginning gard ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Sow seeds in a raised bed garden

This video describes how to have a raised garden bed. You can use your raised garden bed for most all vegetables. They are using this one for winter vegetables and early spring ones. A good hint was to line 3 seeds up end to end and that is the depth you need to plant them. Le ...more

How To : Grow vegetables by seed propagation

Watch how to plant seeds in order to grow onions, radishes, and beans in this free video series on plant propagation. Part 1 of 5 - How to Grow vegetables by seed propagation. Grow vegetables by seed propagation - Part 2 of 5. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage ...more

How To : Make Filipino pakbet tagalog

Ingredients: 1/4 lb pork, thinly sliced 1 large egg plant, chopped 1 medium-sized bitter melon, chopped 1/4 lb squash, chopped into 2x1 inch cubes 3 pieces large tomato, sliced 1 piece onion, sliced 1 tbsp ginger, minced 3 cloves garlic, crushed 6 to 8 pieces okra 1 ...more

How To : Get rid of garden snails and slugs

Tired of losing your gardening efforts to snails and slugs? Use these methods to banish the pests. You Will Need * A container of warm, soapy water * Diatomaceous earth * Ceramic flowerpots * Beer * Sugar * Baking yeast Step 1 Remove slugs and snails by hand. Check in shady ...more

How To : Save water in six easy ways

Are you aware of your water usage? Are you really doing all you can to conserve water, our most precious resource? Here are some simple ways you may not have thought of and some facts about the amount of water wasted on a daily basis in America. You Will Need: - Food coloring ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : CUCURBIT

CUCURBIT n pl. -S a gourd 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Halloween is just around the corner, and by now most of you have already picked up a CUCURBIT to gut and carve scary faces into. Yes, that jack-o-lantern decorating your doorstep for all of the trick-or-treate ...more

How To : Easily plant potatoes in your garden

In this next gardening tutorial, you're going to find out how to plant your very own potatoes from scratch. It's a great way to save money and make sure that you a veggie that isn't covered in any sort of chemical. It's easy to follow and will produce a vegetable that can be ...more

How To : Easily plant potatoes in a garden

Planting potatoes is a great way to test the power of your green finger. It's a fairly easy vegetable to grow and the results are beautiful and delicious potatoes that can be used with any great meal. So in this helpful video tutorial, you'll find out what you need to do in or ...more

How To : Make a container herb garden

Container gardening is a great way to grow plants, vegetables and herbs without needing a lot of space. Herbs do especially well and can be grown right outside your kitchen door. In this video, you'll learn how to use an old farmer's market basket to make a great container gar ...more

How To : Build a greenhouse to grow flowers or vegetables

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a greenhouse to grow flowers or vegetables. A greenhouse means the growing season doesn't have to end. You should plan the greenhouse out on paper before you begin, and allow space for walkways, location, and more. Make sure you can affo ...more

How To : Cook ratatouille niçoise with roasted vegetables

In order to prepare Ratatouille Nicoise with Roasted Vegetables, you will need the following: tomato sauce, zucchini, egg plant, fennel bulb, olive oil, red and yellow peppers, and a whole garlic bulb. You will need to make a marinara sauce in advance and set it aside. Pierce ...more

How To : Build a raised garden bed for sustainable living

Having a raised garden bed is great in the city because you can fill it with good soil and create a healthy environment for your plants. Install a hoop house made from PVC pipe. To build the raised bed, use 2x10x8 lumper. Predrill the holes at the corners to make it easier to ...more

How To : Identify problems squash, melons, & chile plants

This video answers some questions on how to identify some of the problems that occur in vegetable gardens: for example, if there are missing leaves on your tomato plant, then it is an indication that they are being eaten by something. In some cases, this pest is the Tomato Hor ...more

How To : Ventilate a low tunnel in your garden

A low tunnel is a kind of mini-greenhouse for your garden. Growing vegetables in a low tunnel requires proper ventilation. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to provide the right ventilation for your low tunnel, keeping your plants happy and healthy. Growing Wisdom is a weekl ...more

How To : Use soil block makers to start seeds

A soil block maker is a cool device for starting your seeds. All you do is fill a container with soil and use the block maker like a cookie cutter. Then you'll have little blocks of soil to plant your seeds in, and you can easily transfer the block to your garden. Now stand ba ...more

How To : Make hoops for your low garden tunnel

With low garden tunnels you can protect your plants from frost and insects, and you can overwinter your crops. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, host Dave Epstein will look at how to build a garden low tunnel. He'll focus on using the Quick Hoops Bender for the project. Grow ...more

How To : Rotate vegetable crops in your garden

Discover the theory behind crop rotation, with Monty's back-to-basics video advice to giving optimum growing conditions for vegetable groups such as potatoes, legumes (beans, peas etc), brassicas (cabbages, cauliflowers, radishes), root vegetables (carrots, parsnips). Follow ...more

How To : Grill a vegetable medley with Giada De Laurentiis

Grill this vegetable medley and liven it up with fresh herbs and vinaigrette. This cooking how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and sat ...more

How To : Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box

Learn how to plant and grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box in this free video series on gardening. Part 1 of 5 - How to Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box. Grow vegetables and fruit trees in an Earth box - Part 2 of 5. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Build a raised flower or garden bed with Lowe's

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a raised flower or garden bed with Lowe's. First, you need to decide what you want your bed built with. There should be enough support for the soil and plants, along with being in a good place so it will reach the sun all over. Make sure ...more

How To : Make a worm composting bin

In order to make a make worm compost, you will need the following: plastic containers, shredded newspaper, water, food scraps, and worms. Modify the containers in order to allow air to get through, by making holes in the lid. Shred some newspaper. Moisten the paper with water ...more

How To : Grow tomatoes indoors

Contrary to what you may have heard, small tomato plants can be easily grown indoors given the right conditions. This free video home gardener's guide will see that you know everything you need to know to start growing your very own small tomatoes in your home or apartment. W ...more

How To : Set up drip irrigation for a container garden

Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, shows how to install a drip irrigation system in a container garden for growing herbs and vegetables. Container plants also need more fertilizer. First, at the spigot, connect a manifold/timer with a fertilizer dispenser and a filter to remove pa ...more

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